Spirituality

Google Hangout: One Church's Story

The Mission Institute believes that online tools can increase collaboration and extend community. That is why we offer workshops to help congregations get connected through free video conferencing or learn programs that allow real-time collaboration across distance. Boston's snow-bound winter made it difficult for people to gather, including for church worship​. However, the people at All Saints in Brookline didn't let snow get in their way. They turned to Google On Air Hangouts for help. Check out their story and the join them in worship by watching the video! 

Soulpancake makes stuff that makes you think, laugh, and cry. Their YouTube channel features new videos five days a week.

Dive into our brain batter of shows like Kid President, My Last Days, Metaphysical Milkshake, The FlipSide, Science of Happiness, Art Attack, SubCultures and more! Speak your mind, unload your questions, and figure out what it means to be human. 

Proost is a place to find amazing resources for worship, art, videos and bible studies. We will be featuring many resources from Proost, if you don't want to wait go ahead and head over to it!

Animate: Bible is a bible study curriculum designed by Sparkhouse.  In each session, the group will watch a video featuring a leading voice from the Christian faith, spend time on personal reflection and journaling, and share ideas with the group. The order of the session is up to you.

Being Church: A Video Parable Study Series

Being Church Study Series, a collection of video parables set within thought provoking, spiritually rooted content that can assist congregations and Christian communities to deepen their own commitment to and journey into being Church today.

The phrase lectio divinadifficult to translate adequately, is the Latin for “sacred reading.” Personally, I like to translate it as a reading which is sacred. Ordinarily lectio is confined to the slow perusal of sacred Scripture, both the Old and New Testaments. It is undertaken not with the intention of gaining information but of using the texts as an aide to contact the living God

These little liturgies are little gems! Check them out and try something new. A little information about Moot from their website.

"Moot is a new-monastic community whose home is the Church of St Mary Aldermary, in the heart of the City of London. We seek to show that those who may not relate to traditional ideas of church can find a home in the Christian tradition."

Today, the Taizé Community is made up of over a hundred brothers, Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds, coming from around thirty nations. By its very existence, the community is a “parable of community” that wants its life to be a sign of reconciliation between divided Christians and between separated peoples. Head on over to the website to find prayers, chants and resources.

Being Church is a six-part video parable study series created by the Mission Institute in collaboration with the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Christian congregations and communities can use the thought provoking, scripturally rooted content to deepen their journey into being Church. Central to the series are stories of people engaged in the transformative and often difficult work of building community right where they are.

With the Christian faith home to more than 38,000 different denominations, it’s a known fact that the greatest barrier to becoming a Christian is the alarming amount of division seen within the church. Social activist, renowned author and the often controversial Shane Claiborne and sought after speaker and author Jonathon Wilson-Hartgrove are setting out to change that perception through an ancient and historical practice called “liturgy” in their newest release, Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (Zondervan, November 2010).